I had the opportunity to give this presentation at the Inspire Conference held in Berkeley, California in April of 2013.
In the presentation I share:
- How to use video to build your brand.
- How to be known in 60 seconds or less with video
- Essential steps to take for a crowd-funding video
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Last week, Google CEO Larry page was the keynote speaker at I/O and shared some interesting insights.
The insights weren’t about Google+, Google Glass or anything like that. No, these insights had to do with him personally.
If you have not yet seen this video of a grandmother playing on an Oculus Rift, it is something any tech enthusiast will enjoy. For those that do not know what the Oculus Rift is, it is a virtual reality headset for 3D gameplay and the grandmother seems to love it.
What I take out of this for a spiritual direction is this idea of a whole world within the Christian life that is to be experienced. As Christian tech workers, we have the opportunity to invite a whole host of people within a church building as well as out in the community to experience Christ in a unique way, with technology. My hope is that you try to achieve something that will make people react thee way that this grandmother does, but to the Gospel.
It makes sense.
The way we gather and take in information has changed drastically over the last decades. If you wanted to learn something, it used to be that you grabbed an encyclopedia out of your book case or if you didn’t have one, you went to the library. Now all you need is the Internet.
So it makes sense that with those dramatic changes in how we find information, the way we process it has changed too.
Yesterday a tweet from someone I trust popped up in my timeline saying I could get 15gb free online space. To be honest, I was a bit suspect and thought his account might have been hacked – but then he tweeted again saying it was legit and that ‘Copy’ was run by the well known security company Barracuda Networks, so I took a look!
Sure enough it was true, so I signed up and so far, I’m very impressed! Continue Reading…
I’ll admit it: now that I’m on my second iPad, I’m never going back. Combine that with LTE tethering, and my ministry travel for April was a breeze.
I was in Chicago, Washington DC, and Detroit for 2.5 weeks during April with the need to work on the road the entire stretch. Sure I had wifi sometimes, but one hotel was going to be a $20 extra daily fee (the nicer places always get you!), and the Missio Alliance conference where I was representing Great Commission Ministries had public wifi for 800 attendees all at once. Eesh: good luck connecting or getting much throughput. Not that this is unusual: at the Verge Conference or Exponential or others, I’ve usually found the available wifi to be iffy at best.
Personal Hotspot to the rescue! iPad tethering worked even better than I hoped for. Thinking of trying it? 4 tips:
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An alternative title for this post might be, “How to find royalty free or Creative Commons photos after any natural disaster strikes.”
But why would you need such pictures?
It’s a great way to draw attention for your church members to pray for those that have been struck with disaster. In this case, those effected by the OK tornado. You can place these images on your church website, but you can also use them in your e-newsletter if you’re sending out any prayer alerts.
Whether you’re a church nearby trying to gather volunteers to go help or a congregation on the other side of the United States calling for prayer, having legal images of the actual event can add a lot to your message.
Here’s what you can do: